AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Feb. 17, 2023 Always ready U.S. Airmen assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepare for a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th EBS to take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission Feb. 4, 2023. U.S. forces will fly and operate anywhere international law allows, at the time and tempo of choosing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ericka A. Woolever) Details Download Strengthening alliances United Kingdom Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey and Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall share ideas during a meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Feb. 8, 2023. During the bilateral exchange, the leaders discussed strengthening U.S.-U.K. cooperation on a range of shared air and space force priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Z. Erwin) Details Download Elephant walk Aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and French air and space forces participate in an elephant walk at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2023. The elephant walk, a term for taxiing military aircraft, was part of exercise Cope North 2023, which enhances U.S. relationships with regional allies and partners by fostering the exchange of information and refining shared tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Hernandez) Details Download Packing pallets Members of the 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron load a pallet of cargo onto a North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III at Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 10, 2023. The gear was transported to the Northern Mariana Islands for Cope North, a multinational exercise designed to enhance combat readiness in the South Pacific. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck) Details Download Global reach A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing rests on the flightline at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Feb. 8, 2023. Aircrew members assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron operate the C-17, conducting training missions to hone global reach and combat readiness to be able to respond to Air Mobility Command objectives at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick) Details Download Signaling the way Airman 1st Class Johnathan Peal, 43rd Air Mobility Squadron driver, signals to a loading vehicle at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Jan. 26, 2023. The 43rd AMS provides combatant commanders with combat airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial port, command and control, and other enabling capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Hayman) Details Download Fueled up An A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 23rd Wing, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing over Florida, Feb. 7, 2023. The A-10 is a twin-engine jet aircraft designed for close air support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Derrick Bole) Details Download Tactical maneuvers Special tactics operators engage opposing forces during a training scenario in Green Valley, Ariz., Jan. 25, 2023. The 24th Special Operations Wing is Southern Command’s tactical air-ground integration force and the Air Force's special operations ground force to enable global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carly Kavish) Details Download On alert Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 210th Rescue Squadron maneuver an HH-60G Pave Hawk over the Lower Susitna Valley near Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2023. The HH-60G, the 211th RQS HC-130J Combat King II and rescue personnel from the 212th RQS sit alert for the federal search and rescue mission across Alaska’s Arctic region. (Alaska National Guard photo by Dana Rosso) Details Download Meal in the field Air Force Staff Sgts. Trenten Collins and Asher Wilthew, tactical air control party specialists with Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, dip bread in butter while camping along the Denali Highway, Alaska, during Operation Agipen 2, Jan. 31, 2023. Agipen 2 was an unsupported, sustained cold-weather operation designed to validate equipment and previous arctic training in austere conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña) Details Download Minuteman launch A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launch an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Feb 9, 2023. The test launch was part of routine and periodic activities intended to demonstrate that the United States' nuclear deterrence mission is safe, secure, reliable and effective in deterring 21st-century threats and reassuring allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Landon Gunsauls) Details Download Teamwork Senior Airman Kevin Arredondo, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, and Staff Sgt. Bryor Mortiz, 44th AMU weapons crew chief, load ordnance onto an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron during Shogun Showdown, a weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 3, 2023. The purpose of the event was to hold friendly competition amongst weapons load crews for several different airframes, showcase multi-capable Airmen in action and demonstrate the work that goes into generating a combat-ready aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sebastian Romawac) Details Download Soaring Eagle A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Feb. 5, 2023. The 389th EFS’s mission is to deliver dominant combat airpower and fortify the U.S. commitment to deterrence and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta) Details Download Dirt Boys U.S. Air Force engineers assigned to the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron empty cement mixture during rapid airfield damage repair training at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Feb. 7, 2023. In the event of an attack, 8th CES Airmen are trained to quickly return the airfield to full mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Isaiah J. Soliz) Details Download This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.